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#2498871 - 01/19/12 04:40 AM UOA article - how Blackstone processes UOAs
dnewton3 Offline

Registered: 05/14/07
Posts: 6303
Loc: Indianapolis, IN
For those interested in how a UOA is done at Blackstone, please refer to the article on the main home page.

Edited by dnewton3 (01/23/13 04:45 AM)
Conventionals vs. Synthetics isn't about which is "better"; it's about which lasts longer, while assuring safe operation, in relation to cost. Any product can be over or under utilized. The same applies to filters.
Make an informed decision; first consider your operating conditions, next determine your maintenance plan, and then pick your lube and filter. Don't do it the other way around ...

#2498880 - 01/19/12 05:26 AM Re: UOA article [Re: dnewton3]
JAG Offline

Registered: 10/23/05
Posts: 4550
Loc: Fredericksburg, VA
Very cool and thank you for the article!

#2498912 - 01/19/12 07:09 AM Re: UOA article [Re: dnewton3]
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Registered: 02/03/06
Posts: 9002
Loc: MN
Fantastic article - written well. thumbsup

I hope my UOA is done today!
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#2498916 - 01/19/12 07:16 AM Re: UOA article [Re: dnewton3]
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Registered: 08/20/03
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Loc: Naperville, IL

Thank you for braving the bad weather to drive to Blackstone to write this article!


#2498918 - 01/19/12 07:18 AM Re: UOA article [Re: dnewton3]
Pablo Offline

Registered: 10/28/02
Posts: 46883
Loc: Duvall WA - Pacific NW USA
Good stuff. Now you can understand why zero um is the bottom limit for detected metal size.

#2498941 - 01/19/12 07:52 AM Re: UOA article [Re: Pablo]
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Registered: 08/13/02
Posts: 218
Loc: Sedalia, Mo
its articles like this that makes BITOG the motor oil authority smile

#2498971 - 01/19/12 08:33 AM Re: UOA article [Re: dnewton3]
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Posts: 4516
Loc: Florida
Awesome article. I never looked into how they get all the data, so this was interesting to me. Thanks! thumbsup
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#2499006 - 01/19/12 09:17 AM Re: UOA article [Re: dnewton3]
cchase Offline

Registered: 11/03/09
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Wonder what people will say to their calibration/validation every day.

#2499422 - 01/19/12 05:18 PM Re: UOA article [Re: dnewton3]
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Nice to see the process behind the results.

Thanks Dave for your time and efforts; I was in Chicago a few days ago, so I know that you did indeed brave the weather in Indiana...
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#2499515 - 01/19/12 06:47 PM Re: UOA article [Re: dnewton3]
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Very nice. Professional quality stuff, hope B_S keeps growing in their endeavors.
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#2751391 - 09/22/12 10:45 AM Re: UOA article [Re: dnewton3]
xsnsx Offline

Registered: 01/08/12
Posts: 8
Loc: VA
Very awesome.. good stuff

#2891773 - 02/01/13 05:33 PM Re: UOA article [Re: dnewton3]
Vikas Offline

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Posts: 9865
Loc: NorthEast
I am curious; when I send the oil to them, what can they find without me telling? Can they identify original viscosity, manufacturer etc?

#3013957 - 05/26/13 01:34 PM Re: UOA article [Re: dnewton3]
killswitch83 Offline

Registered: 05/12/13
Posts: 75
Loc: Greenville, SC, USA
Getting around to viewing many of the articles written here, and I must say: brilliant research and article writing! I think I'll grab a UOA test kit ahead of my next OCI (never done it before, but considering my 99 Dodge Ram has 219500 on the odo, it's time). Thanks for the article, definitely well-worth my time smile
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#3015902 - 05/28/13 03:26 PM Re: UOA article - how Blackstone processes UOAs [Re: dnewton3]
oilotaku Offline

Registered: 05/28/13
Posts: 26
Loc: California
thanks for this now that I'm changing my own oil I plan on getting one of these done to see how the engine is doing

#3245620 - 01/12/14 08:54 AM Re: UOA article - how Blackstone processes UOAs [Re: oilotaku]
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Just wanted to say that this company is one of the best I have ever worked with. Could not ask for nicer people.
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